The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.
Posts: 2391

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Any suggestions for killing time during a long layover in Guangzhou airport?

I have like 14 or 15 hours and can't decide if it's worth the expense of an airport hotel. Any tips?

7 years 19 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Guangzhou

 
Answers (10)
Comments (0)
Posts: 3046

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

My preference, if overnight after a long flight I will book a hotel room at airport depending on price.  I will not pay $ 500 US dollars for one night on any hotel like they want in Hong Kong.   If the layover is during the daytime, then I will find a nice restaurant, buy a novel or pocket book, and kill time.  I do know there is a hotel at airport, I stayed on it once.  But I do not recall the price.  I do remember it was too much, and when I told them I just wanted the room for 10 hours, a shower and sleep, they dropped the price considerably, and I took it.

Report Abuse
7 years 19 weeks ago
 
Posts: 650

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Guangzhou airport is boring spring for a hotel.......

Report Abuse
7 years 19 weeks ago
 
Posts: 5600

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

hmmmmmmmmmmm 14 hours to kill do i even need to answer this question? you all already know. 

Report Abuse
7 years 19 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3339

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

It is God damned expensive there. 70 kuai for a coffee. 

Report Abuse
7 years 19 weeks ago
 
Posts: 1559

Shifu

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I suggest trying to find an earlier flight outta there? 

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Posts: 253

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Book a room at Q City hotel on Agoda.com.  Very easy to get to on the Metro from the airport, nice hotel with cheap rooms if you use Agoda to book.  It is next to many nice restaurants, a Starbucks, and Yuexiu Park if you want to check out a bit of scenery.

Don't waste your time at the airport, get out before you waste too much money. Well ,except maybe if they have that lunch buffet, that is pretty damn good.

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Posts: 9197

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

When I came over, I landed in Guangzhou. I had an 8 hour lay over at night, booked a cheap room, never again, what a dump. I stayed up all night and just did beer runs across the street.

 I was in Guangzhou yesterday. Its easy to get around on the subway. I was surprised to see English on the maps and stops. I took the bus there and went back to the bus station after I did my errand. It was too hot to go any where and the bus station was too noisy to stay in. I didn't know what to see there if I wanted to wander. Take a deck of cards if your not alone, waiting is a drag.

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Posts: 501

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

If You want to stay at airport... I suggest to go to have a book, or a computer with You, go to some small restaurant, have a seat near the power socket... and simply have a rest, reading a book, watching some movies on the computer.

If I had to wait - i usually chose small coffeshops in bottom part of the hall (not at the entry level - there is to noisy for me). There is also massage place there, when You may spent at list 2 hours relaxing.

@nevermind - Coffee in China is always expensive, but if You want just to spend a time - better is beer, or tea. Don't have excess money? Buy some snacks and bring it with You, buying on-site just a tea or beer, or some juices. Maybe really small snack. Yes, there is not a "face", but if You don't have a face in a place where You'll be few times in Your life? Smile

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Posts: 121

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

normally i find some places where can charge my laptop or Mobil phone. then greet my relatives,friends,classmates,colleagues....and this really takes a long time.

or read a book....

or walk a bit, see whether there are some new perfumes ,books or whatever, just see whether there are any thing new....

or shooting some pictures, in GZ bai yun airport, i see a few  funny people,no matter what they do,what they talk,what they wear and where they are from...just see their actions,e.g. : how they repack their luggage when it is over weight.....i find it interesting...

 

 

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Posts: 2735

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Yes you can watch some movies read a book play some card games if you are with anybody. That or you can do what you said you don't want to do which is the buy a hotel room. I don't blame you for 14 hours I would just sit it through and wait.

Report Abuse
7 years 18 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs